Semitic Races

Semitic Races, races reputed descendants of Shem, including the Jews, the Assyrians, the Chaldeans, the Syrians, the Phoenicians, and the Arabs, and are “all marked,” as the editor has observed elsewhere, “by common features; such appear in their language, their literature, their modes of thinking, social organisation, and religious belief. Their language is poor in inflection, has few or no compound verbs or substantives, has next to no power of expressing abstract ideas, and is of simple primitive structure or syntax. Their literature has neither the breadth nor the flow of that of Greece or Rome, but it is instinct with a passion which often holds of the very depths of being, and appeals to the ends of the earth. In their modes of thinking they are taken up with concrete realities instead of abstractions, and hence they have contributed nothing to science or philosophy, much as they have to faith. Their social order is patriarchal, with a leaning to a despotism, which in certain of them, such as the Jews and Arabs, goes higher and higher till it reaches God; called, therefore, by Jude 'the Only Despot.'”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Semiretchinsk * Semmering
Selwyn, George
Selwyn, George Augustus
Semaphore
Semele
Seminoles
Semipalatinsk
Semi-Pelagianism
Semiramis
Semiramis of the North
Semiretchinsk
Semitic Races
Semmering
Sempach
Sen, Chunder
Sénancour, Étienne Pivert de
Senate
Seneca, Annæus
Seneca, L. Annæus
Senegal
Senegal
Senegambia